Dining

Coffee and Tea

Infused Tea Company (300 Beach Dr NE) features loose leaf teas and offers seating indoors and outdoors (with park and water views).

Kahwa Coffee (204 2nd Ave S) is a Tampa Bay area chain that roasts their beans locally.

Groceries

Publix (250 3rd St S) is a grocery store found through the Southeast. Publix offers a wide selection of prepared foods (the subs are very popular) in addition to basic necessities.

Bars and Restaurants

Annata Wine (300 Beach Dr NE) is a chic spot with diverse wines by the glass paired with global plates, cured meats, and cheeses.

Bella Brava (204 Beach Dr NE) casual Italian restaurant offering a traditional menu, American options, and wine.

Birch & Vine (340 Beach Dr NE) New American kitchen featuring a seasonal menu and cocktails in a modern interior. Also features a nice rooftop patio.

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant (10 Beach Dr NE) serves delicious small plates and has outdoor seating with a view of the park and water across the street.

The Oyster Bar (249 Central Ave) is an exposed-brick eatery that offers oysters and elegant seafood mains.

Parkshore Grill (300 Beach Dr NE) is a refined space for steaks and seafood paired with fine wines served inside or on the sprawling patio.

Sea Salt (183 2nd Ave N) is known for its raw bar and excellent seafood.

Red Mesa Cantina (128 3rd St S) specializes in modernized Mexican cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails; great margaritas and tacos. Dine indoors or on the outdoor patio.

 

Attractions

Museum of fine arts

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is located on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront nestled between Bayshore Boulevard and Beach Drive. The MFA, a city landmark, opened to the public in 1965 – the first art museum in St. Petersburg. Founded by Margaret Acheson Stuart, the MFA has the only encyclopedic collection, extending from antiquity to the present day, on the Florida west coast. The Museum has major works by Monet, Morisot, Whistler, Willem de Kooning, O’Keeffe, and many others. The MFA contains over 20,000 works of art over 5,000 years of art history, world-class exhibitions that change throughout the year, and the largest collection of photography in the Southeast. Exceptional, Highly trained volunteer docents are available to provide guided Museum tours for groups by request. In addition to the permanent collection and exhibitions, there are several hundred programs and special events throughout the year which include lectures, music, workshops, and children’s activities. The Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory is a beautiful location for weddings, corporate or special events. The Museum Store offers a unique shopping experience featuring works by local and regional artists and the MFA Café is a wonderful place for lunch Tuesday through Sunday. The MFA celebrates over 50 years of connecting the community through art.

Dali Museum

Soak in the brilliance as you are surrounded by an unparalleled collection of works by renowned artist Salvador Dali. Enjoy an afternoon wandering through the awe-inspiring building and interactive gardens and then grab a bite of authentic Spanish cuisine at Cafe Gala. The Dali is open seven days a week, virtually all year long with a few exceptions: Thanksgiving day and Christmas day, and select days in March. Tickets include access to all galleries, including special exhibits plus FREE Audio Guides + Scheduled Public Tours. If you download The Dali App and bring your earbuds, you can skip the line for audio tour equipment.

Chihuly Collection at the Morean arts center

The Chihuly Collection is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork. This presentation is unique as it is the first installation of Chihuly art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. Designed so that the art and architecture work together to create a visitor experience unlike any other exhibition of Chihuly’s art. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20 foot sculpture created especially for the site. The Collection includes Chihuly’s spectacular large-scale installations such as Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the Collection along with several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians andTumbleweeds which have thrilled audiences around the globe. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences.

Florida Holocaust Museum 

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One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, The Florida Holocaust Museum is the result of St. Petersburg businessman and philanthropist Walter P. Loebenberg’s remarkable journey and vision. Loebenberg escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 and served in the United States Army during World War II. Together with a group of local businesspeople and community leaders, the concept of a living memorial to those who suffered and perished was conceived. Among the participating individuals were Survivors of the Holocaust and individuals who lost relatives, as well as those who had no personal investment, other than wanting to ensure that such atrocities could never again happen to any group of people.

The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching the members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.

Second Saturday ArtWalk

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St. Petersburg’s Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District and the Warehouse Arts District become a single vivid arts destination on the Second Saturday of every month, rain or shine, from 5 to 9 p.m.

 

Across the BAY in Tampa

The Florida Aquarium

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

 

Useful Links

Visit St. Pete-Clearwater
Visit Florida
Pinellas County Visitors
St. Petersburg Looper Trolley